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Jan 22, 2013 6:00pm EST
notion he was going to transform the way the u.s. conducted its foreign policy around the world. he then proceeded to double down on some of the greatest successes of the bush administration. if you look at the use of the state secrets privilege or the with the obama administration expanded the drone wars, powered special operations forces from jsoc to join special operations command to operate in countries where the united states is not at war, if you look at the way the obama administration essentially boxed congress out of any effective oversight role of the covert aspect of u.s. foreign policy, what we really have is a president who has normalized for many, net -- many liberals, the policies they once opposed under the bush and ministration. this has been a war presidency. yesterday as president obama talked about how we don't need a state of perpetual war, multiple u.s. drone strikes in yemen, a country we are not at war with, where the u.s. has killed a tremendous number of civilians. to make, most disturbing about this is john brennan, who really was the architect of this dro
Jan 21, 2013 5:00am PST
issues of economic justice. dr. king was a fierce critic of foreign policy in the vietnam war. in his beyond vietnam speech, which he delivered at the york's riverside church, 1967, a year before the day he was assassinated, dr. king calledll the united states the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today. "time" magazine called the speech demagogic slander that sounded like a script for radio hanoi. today, we let you decide. we play an excerpt of dr. king's speech, beyond vietnam. >> after 1954, they watched us conspire to prevent elections which could have surely brought ho chi minh to power over the united vietnam and they realized they had been did -- betrayed again. when we asked why they do not leap to negotiate, these things must be remembered. also it must be clear that the leaders of hanoi considered the presence of american troops in support of the diem regime to have been the initial military breach of the geneva agreements concerning foreign troops. and they remind us that they did not begin to send troops in large numbers and even supplies, and to the south, until
Jan 23, 2013 6:00pm EST
the united states was also exposed. the cables revealed criminal cover-up and a systematic policy using diplomats to spy on foreign governments. >> everyone has secrets. some of the activity that nation states conduct in order to keep their people safe and free the to be secret in order to be successful. if they are broadly known, you cannot accomplish your work. let me be very candid. we steal secrets. we steal other nation's secrets. one cannot do that aboveboard and be successful for a very long period of time. >> the person who uses the phrase "we steal secrets" is michael hayden. the founder of wikileaks, julian assange, features prominently in the film. he remains holed up in the ecuadorean embassy in london where he sought refuge last year in order to avoid extradition to sweden and ultimately the u.s. meanwhile, a bradley manning, the individual accused of leaking documents to wikileaks, will be on trial next week. the colonel saito talk more aboe are joined here at the sundance film festival by the director alex gibney, the oscar-award winning filmmaker. his other films i
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